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Evaluation of a commercial medium for identification of Candida species.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8801088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CHROMagar Candida (CHROMagar, France) was evaluated as a medium for the presumptive identification and isolation of yeasts using 1,537 isolates of medically important yeasts, including 970 Candida albicans, 165 Candida parapsilosis, 131 Candida glabrata, 62 Candida guilliermondii, 35 Candida krusei, 32 Candida tropicalis, 31 Rhodotorula rubra, 23 Trichosporon spp. (17 Trichosporon beigelii), 17 Candida famata, 16 Candida pelliculosa, 10 Pichia etchelsii, 10 Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 8 Candida lusitaniae, 7 Cryptococcus spp., and 20 isolates of other Candida spp. After 48 h of incubation at 37 degrees C, the sensitivity and specificity were, respectively, 99% and 100% for Candida albicans, 93.8% and 99.1% for Candida tropicalis, and 100% and 100% for Candida krusei. In addition to colony color, other colony characteristics were important for identification of some species, such as rough colonies in Candida krusei isolates or the halo around the colonies of Candida tropicalis. A great variety of colors was observed among species other than Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, and Candida krusei. For identification purposes, CHROMagar Candida medium has an accuracy similar to that of germ-tube tests and chlamydospore development tests for Candida albicans and to that of the ATB ID32C kit (API, bioMérieux, France) for Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei.
R San-Millán; L Ribacoba; J Pontón; G Quindós
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0934-9723     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-01     Completed Date:  1996-10-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804297     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Inmunología, Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina y Odontología, Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Bilbao, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Candida / growth & development*,  isolation & purification
Candidiasis / diagnosis
Colony Count, Microbial
Culture Media* / analysis
Sensitivity and Specificity
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0/Culture Media

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